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Ten Books I’d Love to Read With My Book Club
For today’s “Top Ten Tuesday,” I divided my books up into two categories of 5:
- The first five are books I have read with my book club and highly recommend you read with yours!
- The last five are books I hope to read with my book club in the future from our nomination list.
For the first five, I noted why these were such great book club reads. Enjoy, and be sure to share your picks or thoughts if you have read any of these and think they would be ideal for a club (or not)!
Books I loved reading with my book club:
- Defending Jacob by William Landay – We just finished this book for our January book club read. I highly recommend it for other book clubs! Majority of our club finished this book, and there were many good questions that sprung from the read and each person’s interpretation. In some Kindle editions, there are questions at the end for book clubs to discuss as well… we tried these out and people seemed to have a good conversation!
- We Were Liars by E. Lockhart – This book was a fast-paced read and a fun one. The twists and turns were great discussion topics for our club. In addition, it was another plus majority of the people finished this book so the conversation was diverse.
- Lexicon by Max Barry – I very much enjoyed this book, and when I finished, I was looking forward to the discussion that would occur following. The book made me think, and I developed questions of my own along the way. If everyone in the group does this (develops their own questions with this read) the book club conversations can be fun and open up ideas that may not have occurred to others in the club.
- The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe – Judging by the title of this book, this is a book club read. I appreciated having the opportunity to share my thoughts aloud with a group after finishing this book, as well as listening to others talk about their interpretation. This book affected everyone in the club differently… if you are just starting a club, I recommend starting with this book. It’s emotional, but it can really bring your club closer together.
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – This was a fun book I really enjoyed reading with the book club. After our first years as a club, we reflected back on our favorite reads and meetings, and this one was at the top of the lists. We dressed to theme for the book which started the conversation off right away as people walked through the door. It was a fun read, one that kept the reader thinking, and one that was fun to meet and talk about with a group.
Books I would love to read with my book club:
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr – This book was a Good Reads choice winner and has received rave reviews. I received this book in our book club’s white elephant holiday book exchange, and I can’t wait to start it. From the feedback I’ve heard on this book, it sounds like it would be a popular book with a group.
- Vicious by V.E. Schwab – I put this book on my list of books I would like to read with the club because it is our next book on the list for February’s read. Michelle has talked about this book and is so excited for others to read it as well. I am looking forward to our next meeting and tackling this book as my next read!
- Dark Places by Gillian Flynn – As a club, we have read Flynn’s other two books (Gone Girl and Sharp Objects) and had some good conversations. I would love to read her third book with the club so we can talk about all three books together and compare the author’s development or style over the course of these three reads.
- Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand – We were looking at books that have been turned into movies as potential reads for the club this year so we can have a club meeting that starts with the book discussion then goes into a movie-viewing. This book was nominated on our club list, and I have been recommended this read from others as well. A movie party for book comparison sounds like it would be a fun time to me!
- Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline – This book has been on our nomination list for a few months, and recently another friend outside of the club recommended I check this book out. Hopefully our club will get to this book soon so we can knock it off our nomination list and finaly read it.